Advancing
Racial Economic
Justice

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Living Cities is a collaborative of 19 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions working to close racial income and wealth gaps in American cities.

We use our vast network to connect with leaders across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to embed anti-racist policies and practices in institutions. Together, we work to tackle the root causes of systemic inequity in U.S. cities and undo the legacy of racism in our communities.

After three decades of both place-based and people-based work, we believe that all people in U.S. cities can be economically secure; building wealth; and living abundant, dignified, and connected lives. Learn About Us
Issue Areas

Homeownership

Breaking down barriers to homeownership is another strategy for reversing the systematic suppression of wealth-building for Black people—and all communities of color.

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Resources

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to Learn?

At Living Cities, we believe learning is a continual process. That’s why we maintain a robust library of resources and are committed to sharing tools that are useful to changemakers at all levels and in all sectors. Take a look.
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Initiatives

Closing the Gaps Network

The Closing the Gaps (CTG) Network is a ten-year initiative that brings together leaders from cities across the country who are committed to imagining what an anti-racist society might look like, and to playing an important role in building it…

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Our Community

They've Shaped
Living Cities' Impact

We’re a growing community of changemakers across sectors and locales. Get to know the people behind the work and connect with us.
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    From The Blog

    Pulse Checking Progress Toward Operationalizing REI: Systems & Place

    In 2017, we released an internal learning report titled  “What Does it Take to Embed a Racial Equity & Inclusion Lens?” that captures themes from internal interviews, a field scan, and learnings from our grantmaking and investments in cities across…

    November 22, 2021